Featured works by SU Librarian Ann Skiold are now on display in the Robert G. Ortwine Gallery on the 6th floor of Bird Library.
Skiold’s art work can be likened to inscapes; representing the unseen journey of the heart, mind, and soul. Her work holds a vibrant, expressionistic style of subliminal mysterious otherness. She breaks rules and makes her own, because each inscape is uncharted, new and full of discovery. Skiold’s collages and paintings convey a duality of raw darkness juxtaposed with a lyrical, playful, sometimes bright and fierce sense of hope and joy.
Skiold was born and raised in Sweden where she studied Law and English at Lund’s University. She relocated to Santa Barbara, Calif. where she earned a BA in English Literature. Skiold was awarded a Rotary Foundation Scholarship to Flinders University in South Australia resulting in a post graduate diploma in Visual Arts. She completed an MFA with honors in painting, and an MLIS in Library and Information Science and some course work on a PhD in Interdisciplinary Art (Ohio University).
Skiold has served as Fine Arts Librarian at Syracuse University Library since 2005. She was also an Adjunct Instructor in painting and color theory at SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts from 2005 to 2008. Skiold has worked as an instructor for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, in addition to being an art critic for the Santa Barbara Independent. She continues to exhibit and sell her paintings with her poetry. Her work has been seen in many solo and group exhibitions.
For more information about Ann Skiold, see her staff biography.